Am I really a Senior Citizen….really?
What does that mean? Woke up this morning, I was on my mind….who am I and what am I doing here?
As a youngster I always dreamed of being an archeologist, uncovering important artifacts from ancient times, seeing exotic places all over the world and having daring adventures in far away places.
Hang on a sec, must put dinner rolls out to rise…..now I’m back.
Then I eloped with my high school sweetheart at the tender age of 17 by one week. No, we didn’t run away to Vegas, nothing so adventurous as that. We drove to a nearby town, the county seat of a neighboring county. I wore my white eighth grade graduation dress that my grandmother had given me for that momentous occasion because I was Salutatorian. Baby blue sandal pumps and matching corsage along with a white pill-box hat with a small net veil completed my outfit.
The county clerk’s office in that court-house was huge and a bit dark. She was a very jolly Senior citizen to say the least and a spinster but quite attractive still and dressed all in pink. My future father-in-law signed his permission, he and my future sister-in-law had come along to be our witnesses. I altered the date on the temporary driver’s license that I still carried in my billfold from the previous year to make it look like I was 18, yes I lied. We got the marriage license and happily left the court-house in search of a preacher. We found several preachers from all the usual denominations for this area, none of which would perform the ceremony because they didn’t know us. I think it was because I had ‘liar’ written all over my face. We returned to the court-house, found the Justice of the Peace and got hitched!
More to come but now it is time for me to get ready to go to church. Afterwards, we will come home and have a birthday dinner for our dear friend Mary who is 93 today. All our kids and grand kids will be here too….I really hope that two dozen rolls will be enough!
Aaahhhh, I am one tired Meme but a very happy one. We had 3 rolls leftover, so all went well. Tomorrow will mark one month since I started this blog thing. More later….:-)
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